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The voyage of an invasive species across continents: genetic diversity of North American and European Colorado potato beetle populations
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Investigating the invasion of the Colorado potato beetle from North America to Europe found a similar, high level of population structure and low gene flow among populations on both continents, suggesting a single successful founder event. Expand
Evidence for cryptic glacial refugia from North American mountain sheep mitochondrial DNA
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These results are the first to demonstrate support for survival of any organism in the latter two refugia of North American mountain sheep Ovis spp, and appear to have conserved a genetic signal that confirms past hybridization of O. dalli and O. canadensis. Expand
The role of niche breadth, resource availability and range position on the life history of butterflies
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The results on the mobility suggest that there is selection pressure towards lower migration rate in species that have restricted niche breadth, low resource availability and inspecies that are on the northern edge of their geographical distribution range. Expand
Quantitative measure of sexual selection with respect to the operational sex ratio: a comparison of selection indices
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It is found that all the sexual selection indices show significant positive intercorrelations for both males and females, suggesting that Bateman's principles are an accurate and a valid measure of the mating system. Expand
Transcriptome sequencing and de novo annotation of the critically endangered Adriatic sturgeon
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This study represents the first large massive release of sturgeon transcriptome information that is organized into the public database AnaccariiBase, which is freely available at http://compgen.bio.unipd.it/anaccariibase/. Expand
Genetic variation and bill size dimorphism in a passerine bird, the reed bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
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Results indicate a very recent genetic differentiation between the two bill morphs of reed bunting and suggest that a strong selection for large bills in the southern part of the breeding range is probably involved in maintaining the geographical differentiation of this species. Expand
A model species for agricultural pest genomics: the genome of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
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Surprisingly, the suite of genes involved in insecticide resistance is similar to other beetles, and duplications in the RNAi pathway might explain why Leptinotarsa decemlineata has high sensitivity to dsRNA. Expand
Testosterone‐Mediated Effects on Fitness‐Related Phenotypic Traits and Fitness
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Testing the effects of elevated T between two bank vole Myodes glareolus groups found Circulating T levels were found to be heritable; therefore, female bank voles would derive indirect genetic benefits via good genes from mating with males signaling dominance. Expand
Sequencing, De Novo Assembly and Annotation of the Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Transcriptome
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New insights are offered into diapause-associated and insecticide-resistance-associated genes in this species and a foundation for comparative studies with other species of insects is provided. Expand
FITNESS TRADE‐OFFS MEDIATED BY IMMUNOSUPPRESSION COSTS IN A SMALL MAMMAL
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Significant heritability of immune response was found and a correlated response in testosterone levels to selection on immune function was found, indicating an evolutionary constraint on fitness traits. Expand
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